FARMINGVILLE, New York — A woman enjoying the Long Island Bacon Bash was seriously injured when a military Humvee that was on display slipped into gear, careened down a hill and pinned her against a food truck, police said.
Suzette Lamonica, 46, of Brookhaven, suffered serious injuries to her legs and arms in the accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital, the Suffolk County police said.
A man working inside the food truck, Richard Gherardi, 30, of East Hampton, was also hospitalized after being burned by scalding hot oil that splashed on him due to the force of the impact, cops said.
The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the accident and was only there to be on display. Police say it appears the vehicle inexplicably slipped into gear and rolled 30 feet before slamming into the food truck.
The vehicle was impounded pending the outcome of the investigation.